So I followed a lot of advice from friends and internet searches, to include this site and this what I have done thus far:
- Made sure to buy my second camper first.
- Buy camper first and then get the right vehicle.
- Researched towing vehicles & respective towing guides cover to cover.
- Read the camper owner guide cover to cover.
Now I am trying to figure out the right tow vehicle. I feel a Large SUV can meet our needs. I need some advice before I commit to a vehicle.
I have some experience towing trailers with larger equipment on them but never a camper.
Large SUV Ratings Avg (Examples: QX80, Armada, Navigator, Tahoe, Yukon)
Curb Weight = 5600
Payload Capacity = 1700
GVWR = 7300
Towing Capacity = 8500
Class IV Weight Dist. Hitch & Sway Control = 10k Rate & Tongue 1k
2 Adults & 2 Children + Luggage = 500
2015 Salem 26tbud
Dry Weight = 6068
Cargo Weight = 1709
*Tongue Weight = ? (Need to be 10 to 15% of GVWR of Trailer?)
Estimate Cargo/Camper Equipment = 500
Can you provide good or bad experience by towing with Large SUVs?
How does a Weight Distribution Hitch affect Tongue Weight? I read a few things but still confused. I need this number to make sure Payload capacity isn't exceeded.
Thanks in advance!